Baird Batch # 1000 Ale - Zamamiro! Ale

Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
7.8% · Belgian Strong Ale · 6 Ratings · Special Release ·
The concept here is a strong, golden ale that enjoys a clean, crisp and easy smoothness while still packing a powerful flavor and alcohol punch. The brewing inspiration is very Belgian -- we use only base malts and unmalted wheat, we jack up the gravity - to 1.074 with lots of sugar - sudakito, keep the hop BUs at a reasonable level - 35, and accentuate aroma by dry-hopping with earthy, herbal hop varieties - Santiam and Glacier. The only thing Belgian we don’t do is ferment with a phenolic-producing Belgian yeast strain - we use our house ale yeast instead. The result, we think, is a beer that combines supreme drinkability with quiet audacity.

Aroma
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Appearance 
1
2
3
4
5
Taste
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Palate
1
2
3
4
5
Overall
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Total Score 
Comments



Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

Click the descriptors above to add them to your comments.